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Comedian Rob Brydon’s talk show has been axed by the BBC after three series in the wake of disappointing ratings.

The Rob Brydon Show had lost over one million viewers since its launch in September 2010, despite getting off to a buoyant start with ratings of around 2.6m.

As such the Beeb has decided to pull the plug – although the Mirror reports that Rob has instead been offered a new BBC One show in return.

“Ratings for the show have continued to drop since it first launched in 2010,” a source told the paper.

“It has now been decided to call time on the show which normally records right now for shows to be aired in the autumn.”

Part of the series featured Rob asking his guests questions which viewers had sent in by Twitter – although many of these tended to be out of date by the time the pre-recorded programme was aired.

A BBC spokeswoman confirmed the show would not be returning, and that the comedian would appear in a new BBC One pilot later this autumn.

Rob will also continue to front the BBC One gameshow Would I Lie To You, and is due to appear alongside Steve Coogan in another series of The Trip.